After pattern query papers for Classes X and XII had been launched, faculties mentioned the weightage for MCQs had elevated by practically 10%. For topics like physics, questions primarily based on considering expertise similar to ascertaining and reasoning have been launched. In biology, MCQs have been changed with brief-reply sort questions.
Geetha Govindarajan, principal of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Okay Okay Nagar mentioned the brand new sample was geared toward testing youngsters’s comprehension. “Earlier, the question paper would focus on knowledge based questions. Now, they are shifting to understanding and application oriented questions. But, the paper appears to be lengthy and we are providing practices to students,” she mentioned.
N Vijayan, chairman of Zion and Alwin group of faculties, mentioned the standard of questions had improved and a paradigm shift in educating and studying course of was required. “Now, teachers and students have to focus more,” he mentioned, declaring that the quantity of questions in arithmetic had gone up from 36 to 38.
Welcoming the discount of syllabus, Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidhyashram principal P G Subramanian mentioned the query papers had been made less complicated with out compromising on the usual.
Many metropolis faculties anticipate to finish the parts by the primary week of December after starting on-line courses in April, however, principals really feel it is probably not sufficient. “We need to give them revision and orientation before the exams,” Subramanian added.
Students haven’t been writing full three-hour exams. “Writing practice is limited as the tests are only for 90 minutes. We are worried about it,” mentioned Sunitha Vipinchandran, principal of Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School.
Vijayan mentioned the productiveness of on-line courses was solely 50% in comparison with onschool courses and wished CBSE to contemplate suspending board exams to July to provide extra time for college students to arrange.
Another principal mentioned college students wanted to be given extra coaching in the brand new query paper sample.